Lovely viewers, I must apologize for my absence. My gaming/streaming computer is out of commission. I shall be back when it is repaired!
Hello! I'm ratherastory. Queer nerd with no chill. Quintessential internet Mom Friend. I work a job with terrible hours, am going to university part-time, and am pretending to have my life in order. I got into video games in 2015 and started streaming in October of 2017. Come watch me fail hilariously at video games! I live in Canada with my four beloved cats, and my brand new puppy, who has been taking up all of my admittedly scarce free time. The cats enjoy occasionally spicing up my stream with their antics.
Here are ratherastory's rules for a harmonious chat experience: 1- Wheaton's Law applies. (Don't be a dick!) 2- No hateful language or trolling. You will get one warning, and then you will get banned. No exceptions. 3- You may swear, but exercise restraint. 4- Suggestions and backseating are fine, but keep it polite and don't spoil game plots! 5- If someone tells you your behaviour is making them uncomfortable, desist immediately. Zero tolerance on this. 6- No self-promotion, or asking for a shout-out. Leave that to me or the mods. 7- Please keep the majority of your posts in English. 8- No harassing me or anyone else in the chat, here or on other social media platforms. 9- Respect the mods. What they say goes. 10- Have fun!
You can expect streams 2 times a week, sometimes 3. I generally stream for 4 hours or so, but will sometimes run longer when the mood strikes. My work schedule unfortunately precludes me from having a stable stream schedule. This is even more true now that I am also going back to university part time. Streams are almost always at 1pm EST, but the streaming days will vary considerably. I have started posting my planned streaming schedule every Sunday in my Discord, so come join our cozy little story circle in order to get regular updates! You can also follow me here on Twitch and on Twitter to get instant notifications of when I'm going live.
Here is my current gaming setup, with many thanks to Matt at Dragon PC for the build: **Computer:** CPU: Intel-Core i7700 4-2 Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: Gigabyte-GA-H110M MicroAtX LGA1151 Memory: GeIL- EVO POTENZA 16GB DDR-4-2133 Video Card: EVGA-GeForce GTX 1060 6GB **Peripherals:** Mouse: Razer Abyssus Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma Headset: Logitech G430 Camera: Logitech C920
Don't want to miss a single moment of excitement? You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I am frequently on Twitter, and tweet every time I go live. Follow me on Instagram for adorable pet pictures! @ratherastory
Financial contributions are always most welcome and appreciated, though never required! If you don't want the commitment of a subscription and prefer a one-time shower of money, this is a good way to do it! Tips go toward maintaining and improving the stream: paying for my ridiculous internet provider fees, or getting new or upgrading current equipment, all to make your viewing experience more enjoyable! Current project: a proper microphone, and a new headset (mine is kind of broken and on its last legs). Tips are, however, non-refundable. Please be sure that anything you spend here is within your budget before contributing! (The image is a bit of a misnomer: they are not considered donations, as I am not a registered non-profit. Also something to bear in mind.)
I'm a Twitch affiliate now! You can subscribe as a way to support the channel. When you subscribe or re-subscribe, you will get your name written in my Big Book of Subs under the current month! This will get also you access to shiny Twitch things, like my custom emotes (made by the lovely and talented [Sticker Monster](https://www.twitch.tv/stickermonster) ), no ads during the stream, and the ability to post links without needing permission first! You will also get a special role in my Discord, which gives you access to a private channel and other fun stuff as I think of it. Yay perks!
Original music for the channel was composed and performed by the inimitable [Muzzicchik](https://www.twitch.tv/Muzicchik). All of my admiration and thanks goes to the spectacularly talented [Sticker Monster](https://www.twitch.tv/stickermonster)! She is responsible for my scenes and custom emotes (the adorable book monsters!). And many thanks also to the lovely [@Greg1756](https://twitter.com/Greg1756) for all his hard work on the art for this channel! He is responsible for the panel work on this page. Be sure to check them out!